Uma comissão é autorizada a organizar uma audição de peritos se entender que a mesma é indispensável para o seu trabalho sobre uma determinada questão. As audições também podem ser realizadas conjuntamente por duas ou mais comissões. A maioria das comissões organiza audições com regularidade, uma vez que as mesmas lhes permitem ouvir a opinião de peritos e debater questões fulcrais. Esta página contém todas as informações disponíveis relacionadas com as audições organizadas pelas comissões, incluindo os programas e as contribuições dos oradores.


The aim of multilevel governance is to ensure that decisions are made collectively, with the participation of all levels of government and stakeholders, while strengthening both democratic representation and public trust in decision-making processes. The purpose of this hearing is to look into the role of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and to provide inputs on how to improve multilevel governance.

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An IMCO hearing on the performance of the Package Travel Directive and Consumer Protection will provide a platform for a discussion between Members, the Commission, and experts on the topic. It will shed light on the weaknesses exposed by the Covid pandemic and provide insights into this evolving landscape.

The hearing looks at the rise of artificial intelligence on the work floor, including through automated monitoring and decision making and human-machine interaction.

Vegan Plant based fish and seafood imitations

The Committee on Fisheries held a public hearing entitled "Improving the Labelling Legislation of Vegetarian and Vegan Imitations of Fish Products". As consumer interest for vegetarian and vegan options continues to rise, ensuring accurate and transparent labelling is essential for consumer trust and informed choices. This panel discussion aims to address the regulatory framework surrounding the labelling of plant-based substitutes of fish products and its impacts on the fisheries sector.

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The hearing aims to show which targeted solutions and policy measures should be applied to eradicate any obstacles in specific sectors, in order to ensure the equal opportunities of women and girls with disabilities for independent living, and in particular in the open labour market.

artistic representation of individuals - image used for the hearing on Municipalism and Gender Equality policies in the EU

On 29 November the FEMM Committee will organise a hearing on Municipalism and Gender Equality policies in the EU.

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On Tuesday 28 November 2023, from 14:30 to 16:30, the ECON Committee held a public hearing on the Digital Euro. This public hearing took place in light of the legislative proposal on the establishment of a digital euro put forward by the European Commission on 28 June 2023 as part of the Single Currency Package, which also includes a proposal on the legal tender of euro cash.

The revised mandatory EU Transparency Register is in force since July 2021. It was set up by an interinstitutional agreement by the Parliament, the Council and the Commission. Transparency concerning interest representation ("lobbying") is particularly important in order to allow citizens to follow the activities and be aware of the potential influence of interest representatives.

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On 28 November 2023, the Committee on Development held a public hearing on the EU-Africa Strategy. Members discussed how it delivered against the background of geopolitical tensions and changes that development cooperation has undergone recently. Moderators: Mr Carlos Zorrinho and Mr Karsten Lucke

AFER Hearing on Sanctions

On 27 November 2023, the Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing on “EU sanctions regime - implementation, expansion, efficiency and deterring impact”. Sanctions have become a prominent foreign policy tool for both governments and international organisations, including the EU.

On 27 Novembrer, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development held a public hearing on a new legal framework for seeds

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On 27 November, the INTA committee is organising a public hearing "New approaches to EU Foreign Direct Investment policy: Investment Facilitation Agreements and incentivising investment in the green and digital transitions".